May Events in Charleston

Posted on May 1, 2018

Charleston is certainly getting into the spirit of summer! There are many wonderful events coming up in May, it’s hard to pick one to attend! From boat races, art shows, and everything in between, we’re sure there’s something in May that everyone will enjoy!

The Atlantic Cup

Dates: May 22 – 26

Location: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston

Set your sails for fun! The annual Atlantic Cup is setting sail for Charleston once again as boats prepare to race. On May 24th, the Atlantic Cup will host children from all over Charleston for an up-close and personal look at the boats and a special meet and greet with sailors. Make sure you arrive early on Saturday, May 26 for the main event! The gun goes off at 12pm for the start of the race the sailors race to reach New York City!

Garden Strolls and Wine Tastings at Middelton Place

Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Relax after work at the gorgeous Middleton Place Garden and Plantation. Each Wednesday in May, Middleton Place will host a sampling of old and new world wines as your tour their renowned gardens. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door.

Shaggin’ on the Cooper

Dates: May 12

Nothing says summer in Charleston quite like the Shaggin’ on the Cooper event! Dance the night away to live music all while underneath the impressive Cooper River Bridge. All Shaggin’ on the Cooper events, held once a month, are held at the foot of the 1250 foot long pier next to the Memorial Waterfront Park. Food and beverages are available for sale at the event. Tickets are $8 per person.

Purchase tickets here. 

Mother’s Day

Date: May 13

Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is May 13th this year! Make sure you reserve brunch or dinner reservations ahead of time! We love treating our mother’s to one of these fantastic restaurants:

The Obstinate Daughter

Poogan’s Porch 


Grace and Grit 

The Charleston Mt. Pleasant Art Festival

Staying in town for Memorial Day weekend and don’t want to fight the beach crowds? Take advantage of the Mt. Pleasant Art Festival! Premiering at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, the show combines a mix of national, regional, and local retailers.

Dates: May 26 – 27

Location: 1218 Belk Dr, Mt. Pleasant

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